CircleCI Ideas

Show the workflow status on insights


We have a monorepo for our front end. After putting it on CI as a workflow with multiple jobs involved, it shows a green project status however the workflow as a whole is failed. My guess is that's happening because the insights screen shows the status of the build instead of the status of a workflow.

Is there a way to display a status of the workflow on the Insights screen?


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  • Jan 4 2018
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    Guest commented
    March 14, 2018 15:24

    The insights tab is totally useless once you adopt workflows.  I also have a mono-repo on Circle CI running in a workflow, and the "average run-time" shown in insights is 18 minutes.  I believe this is calculated on individual job run times, but the complete workflow run is typically 24 - 35 minutes (as shown from the Workflows tab). 

    I love the idea of insights so that I can see how efficiently my workflow is running but it's not doing any good as it is.

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    Guest commented
    October 22, 2018 15:18

    As with Steve, we have a mono repo with a mixture of frontend, middleware, and backend services. Some services take 1 minute to build, others take 4 to 5. All services have additional testing jobs, and some times deployment jobs. I really don't care about individual build times for jobs, but rather, I care about total time to completion of the workflow. I would love if I could easily see that metric from the Insights tab.

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    Kunal Jain commented
    November 04, 2019 21:21

    We in the process of building Insights API which is going to provide this data. Please feel free to reach out to `` with your GitHub or Bitbucket organization name and we can add to the preview list.

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    Kunal Jain commented
    22 Jan 00:39

    Insights API is in public preview. More information on how to access API can be found on the following document:


    Any feedback would be appreciated. Please reach out at ``. Thanks!